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Vuranch, Karen
Karen Vuranch
Title: Instructor of Communication Arts
College: College of Professional and Liberal Studies
Department: Department of Mass Communication|Safe Zone|University Assessment
Phone: 304-574-4840/304-384-5259
Discipline: Art
Room: w-24 Beckley/CA 42 Athens
Office Hours: 9:30 -10:00 /Noon - 1:00 - Campus
Tuesdays: 3:00-4:00 - Beckley
Wednesdays: 9:30 - 10:00 - Campus
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Karen Vuranch


Karen Vuranch has been a professional actress, storyteller, writer and historian for 30 years. She has traveled extensively nationally and internationally with her performances. She is most well known for her performance of Coal Camp Memories, a play she researched and wrote about life in the West Virginia coal fields. She taught as and Adjunct for Concord for 20 years and has been full-time, teaching Speech and Theatre for the past three years. However, she also teaches an overload class in Appalachian Studies.


M.A., West Virginia Graduate College
B.S., Ashland University